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Tinubu congratulates Uzodinma, Ododo, PDP’s Diri, says their victory reflects peoples’ wishes



President Bola Tinubu has congratulated the winners of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states.

 

On Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted off-cycle elections in the three states to elect governors.

 

In Imo, Hope Uzodinma, won a re-election while Usman Ododo, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the election to succeed Yahaya Bello, who is completing his two-term of eight years.

 

Also, Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won his re-election in Bayelsa.

 

In a statement on Monday, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spspokesperson, quoted Tinubu as saying that the victory of the politicians  “reflect the people’s wishes”.

 

“May your tenure in office be defined by close collaboration with all of your counterparts across party lines in the attainment of pan-Nigerian developmental achievements that benefit everyone, and may you lead at all times with compassion and a deepened commitment to our nation’s unity,” the statement reads.

 

“The outcome of the elections reflects the wishes of the people, emphasizing that democracy thrives when voters reward competence, transparency, and good governance.”

 

Tinubu said the victors should position their states as hubs of peace, commerce, entrepreneurship, and prosperity in Nigeria, adding that they should prioritise the common good of the people over partisan interests. 

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